Correct Usage of The Conjunction UNTIL



Correct Usage of The Conjunction UNTIL :



UNTIL, AS LONG AS & WHILE

To express time before, we use UNTIL.
To express time how long, we use AS LONG AS or WHILE.
But student are very apt to use UNTIL where they ought to use AS LONG AS.

1. I was waiting for you until 2 pm.
2. He was playing cricket until you came.
3. He played cricket as long as I played chess.
4. He played cricket while I played chess.

1. Until you work hard, you will improve. (Incorrect)
2. As long as you work hard, you will improve. (Correct)

1. He continued in his idle ways as long as he was seventeen years old. (Incorrect)
2. He continued in his idle ways until he was seventeen years old. (Correct)

1. Until it rains, we must stay inside the house. (Incorrect)
2. As long as it rains, we must stay inside the house. (Correct)

1. Until you stay here, you will find no time for work. (Incorrect)
2. As long as you stay here, you will find no time for work. (Correct)

1. Until the world lasts, the earth will go round the sun. (Incorrect)
2. While or so long as the world lasts, the earth will go round the sun. (Correct)

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